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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Mirena IU.

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Condition: Birth Control
4/30/2014 5:36:56 PM

Reviewer: Nicole, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After my second child, I decided to give Mirena a try. My periods never subsided. In fact, they became downright disgusting. I had never had a yeast infection and treated about 5. I broke out like a teenage boy going through puberty, lost all interest in sex, and experienced constant cramping, causing me to wear a liner daily. After 2 years of suffering, I finally had it removed and found out ther ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/28/2014 5:42:19 AM

Reviewer: L.Blizz08, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
The first time i had the mirena wasnt bad. For about the first 6 mnths my bf at the time sometimes "felt the string" during sex. I would sometimes get discomfort around my menstraul cycle. (Im assuming because of bloating/swelling) but NEVER enough to complain or even think to take it out. So after the first year it served me well. However! This time around is ALOT more painful than i ca ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/26/2014 5:29:55 AM

Reviewer: mrsvmww, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I went to my GYN and asked for the Mirena when I was 24 and about to get married. I knew I didn't want any children. I wanted to get it before my honeymoon for contraception and so I wouldn't have a cycle. I didn't research reviews, just read the brochure, so I was not prepared for the discomfort and pain when my GYN dilated my cervix. It was a painful shock, but only lasted 2 minut ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/21/2014 12:26:45 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am a college aged woman who has never had a child. I got Mirena because I wanted a birth control that I didn't have to remind myself to take everyday. When I had Mirena inserted, the pain was really bad, keep in mind that I've never had children. After insertion, I had a reaction that caused me to get really lightheaded but thankfully I recovered within 20 minutes. I had it for two weeks ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/11/2014 11:38:34 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I havnt had any kids, I was told that even if that was so mirena was a good choice for me since the pill gave me suicidal thoughts a depression. After the extremely painful insertion I had to pop 600mg of ibuprofen several times a day just to get through. Then the pain stopped after a good two weeks and I got a horrible itchy red bumpy rash on my face and ears. After after suffering for a week wit ... Show Full Comment

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